Latest Scams & Rip-Offs

Verified calls: How AT&T, Comcast plan to tackle robocalls
Warning: These 20 area codes are the most likely to receive robocalls News July 11th, 2018
Are you getting bombarded with robocalls? YouMail, a free service to stop robocalls, scammers and telemarketers, reports that 4.1 billion…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs July 10th, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
work from home jobs in newspaper
Job scams: How to recognize and avoid them Jobs July 10th, 2018
With the dramatic changes in the employment landscape in recent years, more people are looking for real work-from-home jobs and…
Kroger storefront
Scam alert: Kroger is warning customers about fake coupons News July 10th, 2018
If you shop at Kroger, the supermarket chain has a warning about coupons you may have seen on social media…
Want free ATM withdrawals? Here are 5 ways to beat those pesky fees
Want free ATM withdrawals? Here are 5 ways to beat those pesky fees Money & Credit July 6th, 2018
Looking for free ATM withdrawals near you? We've got five suggestions for you! RELATED: New ATM warning — Watch out for…
How to scam-proof your taxes
How to scam-proof your taxes Money & Credit May 3rd, 2018
Happy New Year, it's tax fraud season again! This may not be what you want to hear this week, but…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs March 27th, 2018
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
UPS and FedEx trucks
Criminal ring involved in online car selling scam busted Scams & Rip-Offs March 6th, 2018
RIP-OFF ALERT: An international criminal ring that would screen scrape legitimate online listings of cars for sale and then pose…
UPS and FedEx trucks
Edmunds’ name used in online used car selling scam Cars March 6th, 2018
RIP-OFF ALERT: Edmunds.com has had its good name and logo ripped off by con artists trying to sell cars through…
Packages ready for delivery
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs March 6th, 2018
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Western Union, Better Business Bureau team up to stop scams
Western Union, Better Business Bureau team up to stop scams Scams & Rip-Offs March 6th, 2018
Western Union has a new partnership with the Better Business Bureau aimed at thwarting wires before money makes it into…
Fake package tracking notification could be malware
Fake package tracking notification could be malware Mobile & Electronics March 6th, 2018
An ugly email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. Now's a…
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements Health March 2nd, 2018
Scammers are targeting Americans who are addicted to opioids by marketing phony treatment options, according to a new warning from…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 27th, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums
4 hidden factors that help determine your auto insurance premiums Insurance February 20th, 2018
In the continuation of a disturbing trend, your driving record is becoming less and less relevant to setting your auto…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12th, 2018
Valentine's Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 12th, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
9 places you should never use a debit card
9 places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit January 29th, 2018
Debit cards are a popular alternative to credit cards, because they only allow you to spend what you have in…
Clark does not purchase extended warranties!
Clark does not purchase extended warranties! Shopping & Retail October 18th, 2017
My wife was doing me a favor the other day and went to a specialty electronics retailer to get some…
Bandit towing scams: The danger waiting on the side of the road!
Bandit towing scams: The danger waiting on the side of the road! Cars September 19th, 2017
If you're having car trouble, or you've been in a fender bender, here's a special warning you'll want to pay…
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid Cars September 19th, 2017
Next time you're renting a car, be sure you're not being charged a refueling junk fee even after you refill…
ATM fees on the rise
ATM fees on the rise Money & Credit September 7th, 2017
I have only paid an ATM charge once in 21 years, back in June 1996 in Moab, Utah — and…
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed Scams & Rip-Offs June 22nd, 2017
In today's digitally-connected world, online dating has become more popular than ever. In fact, more than 15% of American adults say…
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies?
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies? Insurance June 13th, 2017
Wells Fargo has had one heck of a year. From the revelation that bank employees were opening up phantom accounts…
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them Scams & Rip-Offs May 26th, 2017
Crimes against the elderly continue to skyrocket each year, as criminals continue to find more ways to carry out both new…
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 12th, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
Want to help Hurricane Matthew victims? Watch out for charity scams
Want to help Hurricane Matthew victims? Watch out for charity scams Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Hurricane Matthew is making headlines, as many Americans prepare for the heavy winds and flooding that could potentially come with…
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station Mobile & Electronics March 22nd, 2017
We've all had that panic moment: when you realize your phone is about to die and you either don't have…
Massive Twitter hack hits millions: Here are 5 ways to keep your information safe
Massive Twitter hack hits millions: Here are 5 ways to keep your information safe Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
The data of almost 32 million Twitter users was breached last week, exposing email addresses, usernames and passwords and were purportedly put…